Tag Archives: Rough-legged Hawk

Monday Bird Notes, Feb. 16, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks Let’s face it. Without the bevy of Rough-legged Hawks recently, there isn’t much to write about the bird life in Morris and Somerset Counties. Snow, ice and frigid cold dominate the landscape. Bird feeders are the main source … Continue reading

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Sunday Rough-legged Hawks, Feb. 15, 2015

As this post is being written: Week number 2 of the Rough-legged Hawk invasion of Somerset County 4 (1 dark; 3 light) at Duke Farms (Vicki Schwartz). 2 (1 light; 1 dark) at Skillman Lane near Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve and the … Continue reading

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More with Rough-legged Hawks, Sat. Feb. 14, 2015

From Bobby Skrabal: My dad and I visited Six Mile Run and Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve this morning. I saw a lone Rough-legged Hawk while driving on South Middlebush on my way to Six Mile Run. At Six Mile Run … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks in Franklin Twp.; Frost’s Bluebird, Feb. 13, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Duke Farms in Hillsborough Twp. has tallied at least 9 Rough-legged Hawks this week but does not have a monopoly on the species in Somerset County. 4 Rough-legged Hawks, including 3 dark … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Feb. 12, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks in Hillsborough Twp. 6 Rough-legged Hawks were seen this morning at Duke Farms (Jeff Ellerbusch). The raptor excitement appears to be subsiding a bit (9 is the most seen at one time this week at Duke Farms) but that … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks; Tuesday Bird Notes, Feb. 10, 2015

Rough-legged Hawks in Hillsborough Twp. 9 Rough-legged Hawks were viewed at Duke Farms today, with 3 of them dark morph individuals (Jeff Ellerbusch). There are probably more at Duke Farms and in the surrounding area. Unfortunately for the public, these birds are on inaccessible sections … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawks++, Monday Field Notes, Feb. 9, 2015

8 (or more) Rough-legged Hawks in Hillsborough Township How many? 7? 8? 9? At one point in the early afternoon, it seemed as though Rough-legged Hawks were on every road bordering Duke Farms in Hillsborough Township. The final total is 8 with … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Feb. 7, 2015

The light morph Rough-legged Hawk found yesterday on Pleasant Plains Rd., Great Swamp NWR, continued today at various locations along the road: from a roost viewed from the overlook to another roost northeast from the 90 degree bend in the road, … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk at Great Swamp NWR, Feb. 6, 2015

Rough-legged Hawk, Great Swamp NWR (Click on the photo for a larger image.) At long last, the first photo-documented Rough-legged Hawk in the mocosocoBirds territory for 2015 – Chuck Hantis found this light morph raptor on Pleasant Plains Road, Great … Continue reading

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Morris Lakes, Sandhill Cranes, Rough-legged Hawk, AOU Proposals, Nov. 22, 2014

Morris Lakes A survey of most of the larger lakes of Morris County today proved that this has been a cold week, especially for November. The northwestern lakes of Mt. Hope, Musconetcong and Budd are 100% frozen. The ice is strong enough … Continue reading

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